home and dry


British, informal
: sure of succeeding, winning, etc. : no longer in danger of failing
If we can meet this next deadline, we'll be home and dry.

Examples of home and dry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Brad Pitt’s pit bull in Once Upon A Time in Hollywood), War Pony may not be home and dry for the Palm Dog just yet. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 May 2022 City had been home and dry ever since. New York Times, 4 May 2021 But the duo are far from home and dry. The Economist, 20 June 2020

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“Home and dry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/home%20and%20dry. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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